July 2
City of Commerce
4th of July Carnival. A three-day carnival begins July 2. The City celebration takes place on the 4th of July, with fireworks scheduled for 9pm. A 5-K walk/run will take place Independence Day at 8am. (323) 722-4805. Rosewood Park, 3535 Commerce Way.

July 3
Avalon/Catalina
Isthmus Cove, barge, 9pm.

Carson
Home Depot Center. Chivas USA vs. Philadelphia Union soccer match. 18400 Avalon Blvd. Post game fireworks.

Cudahy
Cudahy Park. 5220 Santa Ana St. (Field that backs up to the Riverbed). 9pm.

Hansen Dam
4th of July Celebration at Hansen Dam is a free fun-filled family oriented event which includes food, music, games, rides, prizes and other entertainment which culminates with one of the most dramatic fireworks displays in the area. 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. 11am-6pm.

Hawaiian Gardens
Pharis Fedde Middle School. 21409 Elaine Ave. (Pioneer and 215th St.). 9pm.

La Mirada
La Mirada High School, soccer field. 13520 Adelfa Ave. 9pm.

La Puente
La Puente Park. 501 N. Glendora Ave. 9pm.

Lawndale
Luezinger High School, field. 41118 W. Rosecrans Ave. (Prairie/Rosecrans). 9pm.

Norwalk
Cerritos College. 11110 E. Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. 9pm.

Norwalk
North City Library, parking lot. 12350 Imperial Hwy. 9pm.

Palmdale
Marie Kerr Park. 2723 Rancho Vista Rd. 9:10-9:45pm.

Rosemead
Rosemead High School, football field. 9200 Mission Dr. 9pm.

July 4
Alhambra
Almansor Park. Fireworks begin at 9p.m. See the show from anywhere in the park. Limited parking, so arrive early. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from various youth group food vendors. 800 S. Almansor St.

Artesia
Artesia Community Park. 12000 block of South / Elaine Streets. 9pm.

Baldwin Park
Sierra Vista High School, field behind bleachers. 3600 Frazier Ave. 9pm.

Carson
Home Depot Center. LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders soccer match. 18400 Avalon Blvd. Post game fireworks.

Calabasas
Calabasas High School. 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. 9pm.

Castaic Lake
Castaic Lake Recreation Area (Lower Lake). 32132 Castaic Lake. 9pm.

Cerritos
Cerritos High School. 12500 E. 183rd St. 9pm.

City of Commerce
4th of July Carnival. The City celebration takes place with fireworks scheduled for 9pm. (323) 722-4805. Rosewood Park, 3535 Commerce Way.

Claremont
Pomona College, Hammer Throw Field. 6th Street / N. Mills. 9pm.

Culver City
Annual 4th of July fireworks show at Culver City High School. Gates open at 5pm, entertainment begins at 6pm, and the fireworks start at 9pm. Suggested donation is $2 per person. Bring a picnic or enjoy food from vendors. Parking is available in nearby lots for $5. Enter those lots off of Braddock Dr. at Huron Ave., two blocks east of Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City High School, 4401 Elenda St.

Diamond Bar
Diamond Bar High School, baseball field. 21400 E. Pathfinder Rd. (Pathfinder & Brea Canyon). 9pm.

Downey
Downey High School. Food and family fun. 10410 Brookshire (Brookshire and Firestone). 5-9:30pm.

Gardena
Rowley Park, baseball field. 13220 S. Van Ness Ave. 9pm.

Hansen Dam
4th of July Celebration at Hansen Dam is a free fun-filled family oriented event which includes food, music, games, rides, prizes and other entertainment which culminates with one of the most dramatic fireworks displays in the area. 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. 3-10pm.

Huntington Park
Salt Lake Park, Northwest soccer field. 3401 E. Florence Blvd. 9pm.

Huntington Beach
106th Annual 4th of July Parade. Considered to be the largest Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi, featuring more than 300 entries including bands, floats, celebrities, local dignitaries, equestrians and community groups. The parade heads south from Pacific Coast Highway to Main St. ending at Yorktown Avenue and Main Street. 10am, Downtown Huntington Beach, 1 Main St.

Irvine
Fireworks celebration and concert on the green. The Irvine Police Association presents this annual event. Live bands throughout the day, concession stands, balloon jumpers, face painting, children’s game area, door prizes, food vendors, and fireworks show. Admission is $12 for adults and $7 for children and seniors. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the event or in advance by calling (949) 724-0488. Gate opens at 3pm. Irvine High School, 4321 Walnut Ave.

La Crescenta
Crescenta Valley High School. 2900 Community Ave. Entrance is via La Crescenta Elementary. Tickets are $5; children under 2 are free. 9pm.

La Habra
La Habra fireworks show. Festivities include a carnival, children’s games, live music, entertainment, food vendors and fireworks. Tickets $3 – $7. Gates open at 3pm. La Habra High School, 801 W. Highlander Ave.

Lancaster
Lancaster Municipal Stadium. 2401 W. Avenue I. 9pm.

Lynwood
Lynwood City Park, baseball fields. Bullis Rd./Century Blvd. 9pm.

Norwalk
Cerritos College. 11110 E. Alondra Blvd., Norwalk. 9pm.

Pacific Palisades
Palisades Rocks the 4th concert and fireworks. The concert offers a wide range of the finest local amateur and professional entertainment, playing popular and patriotic songs. Come wave the flag and sing along. Admission: $2. Gates open at 6pm, entertainment at 6:30pm, fireworks 9pm. Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St.

Pasadena
Americafest 2010. The biggest and best fireworks show in Southern California. Celebrate America with music, food and fireworks. Full day of safe and affordable family fun, food and entertainment. Drum Corps International presents five world class unit performances. Family fun festival and food court in area H starting at 2pm. The Americafest Fireworks and by PyroSpectaculars as at 9pm. Tickets $13. Children 7 and under free. Active Military with ID free. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr.

Porter Ranch
Shepherd of the Hills Church. “4th of July Spectacular.” This free festival and fireworks show at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch includes moon bounces and face painting for the children, an outdoor stage show as well as food from over a dozen local food vendors. The evening will conclude with an aerial fireworks display, presented by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza. Gates open at 4:30pm. 19700 Rinaldi St.

Redondo Beach
Seaside Lagoon. Kids 4th Annual Freedom Parade. Gates open at 2pm and live entertainment until 10pm. 200 Portofino Way.

San Fernando
San Fernando Recreation Park. 208 Park Ave. (4th Street and Park). Admission is free and open to all ages. Arrive early to ensure the best seating for a fun-filled day of entertainment, food and fireworks. This is a family event – alcohol and smoking is prohibited. For more information, contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at (818) 898-1290.

Santa Clarita
Valencia Town Center, top of market parking structure. 26735 Circle Drive, Santa Clarita (Citrus Dr/Magic Mtn. Pkwy). 9:15pm.

South Gate
South Gate Park. Corner of Pinehurst and Tweedy. 9pm.

Torrance
Wilson Park. “30th Annual Old Fashion 4th of July Celebration.” starts at 11am and fireworks at 9pm. 2200 Crenshaw Blvd.

Torrance
Barge off coast of Torrance Beach. Palos Verdes and Via Rivera. 9pm.